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Joe Behan, Behan Dispute Resolution

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Joe Behan, Managing Director of Behan Dispute Resolution ( is an expert practitioner in the fields of Mediation, Arbitration, Adjudication, Facilitation and Conflict Management for business or family disputes in Ireland and internationally.

Joe served as the International President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2010) , and as Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Irish Branch). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Engineers Ireland, a Council member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association and a former Board member and Treasurer of Mediators Institute Ireland.

In Ireland ,he sits on many professional ADR Panels of mediators, conciliators, arbitrators and adjudicators, for bodies such as the Law Society, Engineers Ireland, Construction Industry Federation, Mediators Institute Ireland, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Eirgrid, CEDR and formerly the Private Residential Tenancies Board.

Internationally he sits on the panels of arbitrators and mediators for the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London, the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and CCPIT/CCOIC(China).

He designs Conflict Management and dispute avoidance systems for organizations of all sizes in many diverse businesses sectors.

Joe is a certified mediator with the International Mediation Institute (IMI), practitioner member of Mediators Institute Ireland (M.I.I.), Fellow mediator with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and accredited mediator with CIArb.

He delivers mediation training programmes around the world including modules at Maynooth University in Ireland. He is a Course Director, tutor and assessor in Mediation and Arbitration training with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Joe lectures on International Commercial Dispute Resolution with Independent Colleges in Dublin.

Joe designs and delivers workshops in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution and is employed as a group Facilitator by a number of high profile semi-state organizations.

Joe is the founder of J P Behan Associates, Consulting Engineers and a member of the Institute of Directors. He is also Vice – Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Open Door in Bray, County Wicklow.